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Lie or Tell the Truth

  • Date Submitted: 11/19/2012 04:47 PM
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De’Shayla Walton
Eng 101-19
Essay #3
12 November 2012
The Hebrew Bible, the ninth of God Ten Commandments instruct that no person shall bear false witness against their neighbor. Basically you should not lie: all regions agree that lying is bad. It seems like no matter what you do wrong you eventually get caught, whether it is stealing, bullying, hurting someone, or just simple things. That is because no matter what you do wrong, somewhere down the line you have to lie. You can get away with a little lie like “yeah mom, I walked the dogs” but when it works once you just want to do it again and again. Soon after you start little lies you go on to bigger lies and lie for different and bigger reasons. Many people lie for many reasons, they can lie to get away with doing something, to get attention, or to cause harm to others. I agree with the statement “honesty is the best policy”. Nobody likes people who lie all the time and will never know whether or not they can trust them or not. I think it is always better for a person to tell the truth and not lie.
When you lie you have to remember the lie you told. If ever you forget the lie you told, there is a chance that you will forget what you said and get caught up later. You will most likely have to tell another lie to fix the first one. The more lies you tell you will have to do more remembering than ever because you will have to remember every detail, and you will find yourself in a bigger mess then before. Most liars end up lonely and friendless, because they cannot be trusted and no one wants to be around them because they hate being lied to. When lying, your reputation will be ruined because the news will spread quickly and you will be known as the person who lies for no reason. There is no way to justify lying. Telling the truth is the most responsible and easiest thing you should be able to do. Lying can have consequences that cannot be changed or removed. There is no way to sugarcoat the truth because...


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